Category Archives: boards and committees

Wanted – 45 local board members

Local Land Services is looking for 45 enthusiastic and progressive people to join 11 local boards. We are keen to attract people willing to make a difference to land management in NSW, with an aim to help us improve primary … Continue reading

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NSW Rural Assistance Authority Part- Time Board Member position 2016- 2019

The Minister for Primary Industries is seeking applications for membership on the Board of the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) from people with expertise or experience in rural and regional issues and corporate governance. The RAA is an independent Statutory … Continue reading

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NSW DPI’s Rural Women’s Gatherings deliver outstanding community benefits

The Rural Women’s Gathering is an annual event that takes place in a different NSW rural location each year which seeks to provide rural women with support, information and skills to enable them to address the myriad of challenges they … Continue reading

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Happy as a pig in mud!

As featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, 2 April 2015 Article: Claire Dunn Former chartered accountant turned pig farmer Edwina Beveridge is making her mark as a pioneer in the industry, turning methane into money as Australia’s first ‘carbon farm’. … Continue reading

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Women Leaders: Georgie Aley, Sydney

As featured in The Country Web Number 60 Winter 2014 issue. A finalist in the Women in Australian Agribusiness (WIAA) 100 and aged just 29, Georgie Aley has achieved significant success at executive management level within the agricultural sector in Australia and internationally. She is currently … Continue reading

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Our future in their hands

As featured in the Number 60 Winter issue of The Country Web Three years ago I had the privilege to be named 2011 Runner-Up of the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. This opportunity reinforced the huge difference women can make in many agricultural industries and … Continue reading

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Nominate a Volunteer today

The Rural Women’s Network is seeking help to uncover wonderful volunteers in our communities to honour them in the The 2014 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll. Volunteers are extremely valuable to communities as they ensure the survival of many important community groups including … Continue reading

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How to be heard: Tips and ideas to ensure your opinions are heard at your next board or committee meeting

As featured in The Country Web, No: 59 Edition When you walk into a room, or turn up at a meeting, the first thing people will notice about you is your physical presence and then … you speak.  The sound … Continue reading

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Tanya Cameron takes the lead

As featured in The Country Web Number 59 Spring 2013 edition. Part of the largest voluntary women’s organisation in Australia, The Country Women’s Association of New South Wale (CWA of NSW) is a not-for-profit association formed in 1922. CWA of … Continue reading

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Time’s running out to nominate your hidden treasure!

Nominating a rural woman for the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a great way to celebrate rural women from across NSW who give so much of their time to improving our communities and neighbourhoods. You can nominate a friend, family … Continue reading

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